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Fatigued by Brexit and the unequal state of British politics?
This film is a refreshing antidote!
Join Doc Society for a FREE screening of the inspiring and award-winning documentary film, Knock Down The House.
The film will be accompanied by a lively post film conversation with special guests about ways to #KnockDownBarriers in politics and what you can do to get involved.
About the guests
The UK is in desperate need of political fresh air, underscored by the stark inequality of representation in Parliament today but exacerbated by the current political crisis. Our elected officials are not representative of the nation in terms of gender, ethnicity or class.
BUT the brilliant guests joining us for this event are all addressing this inequality in some way:
Rachel Shabi is a journalist and author with a focus on the Middle East. Rachel also writes on issues such as progressive politics, the far right, counter-extremism and migration. @rachshabi
Fatima Manji is an English television journalist and newsreader, working for Channel 4 News. Manji became Britain’s first hijab-wearing TV newsreader in March 2016. @fatimamanji
Jack Shenker is a journalist and author based in London and Cairo, who writes about politics, protest, and anything else that springs to mind. @hackneylad
Shanae Dennis Shanae is a biochemist, journalist & campaigner. A mother to a 6 year old boy and member of the Young Women’s Trust advisory panel. @shanaedennis_
About the film
Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, an inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power.
When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts as a bartender to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn’t know what to do with the anger she felt about America’s broken health care system. Cori Bush, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. A coal miner’s daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry.
Winner of the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary and the Festival Favorite Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Knock Down the House joins these courageous women on the campaign trail as they mobilize their bases, engage voters, and fuel a movement during a historic time in American politics. Directed by Rachel Lears
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